Entitled “Feeling the Wind”, the Issey Miyake Men FW19 collection, which hit the runway during Paris Fashion Week earlier this year, lives up to its name through breezy tailoring, loose fits, and pieces that inspire greater freedom in the way classic menswear cuts can be styled. Launched by the legendary Miyake in 1985, Issey Miyake Men is now headed up by Yusuke Takahashi, but the Japanese designer’s innovative approach to garment design and experimental use of textiles is still very much visible in its collections. The FW19 drop has finally reached select retailers, and Montreal-based luxury destination SSENSE is one of them.
A particular highlight of the Fall/Winter show was the print blazer, composed of linen and lyocell-blend for a relaxed-tailored fit. Though laid-back in shape, the blazer’s yellow and black graphic work turn it into a statement piece, and make a timeless suit component modern-worthy. To complete the bold suit, the matching pants, with cinch belt, are a must-cop.
As seen in Issey Miyake’s Homme Plissé line, the brand’s clothing has been crafted with a honed technique, in order to bring function and breathability to its wearer. As well as an emphasis on comfort, the FW19 collection encourages relaxation in presentation too. The wrinkle jumpsuit, which begs not to be ironed, provides ease of wear through its elasticated waist and soft wool material.